Application Unit: Registrar's Office

Telephone : 0 (312) 210 21 29

Fax : 0 (312) 210 79 60

Online Contact Form


APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION DATES: September 27 Januarıy-7 February, 2020

For Middle East Technical University directive for special students, please click here.

NOTE: The students who are already registered in any degree program at METU cannot take courses as a special student.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND TURKISH STUDENTS STUDYING OUTSIDE TURKEY: International students studying in a Turkish university other than METU, international students who are studying in non-Turkish universities and Turkish students studying in non-Turkish universities can apply for summer school courses by following the exact procedures of "special students" and can take maximum two courses in summer school. International students who are studying in a Turkish university other than METU need to pay double the amounts stated in the following link: Those who are studying in non-Turkish universities need to pay the amounts stated in the "Special Students" page. You can find necessary information on special students from the following link:



1- Application form can be taken from that link or from Registrar’s office, ground floor, application unit.

2- Attested or notarized copies of graduation certificate or Transitory Graduation Certificate. Application documents are canceled one year later. Therefore, original certificates are not given back to the applicants.

3- Student certificate for those who are a student.

4- Two photos (in color, taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance. Your full face must be visible, easily recognizable). One of the photos will be pasted on the application form.

Photograph Specifications

  • The photograph should be 50 mm x60 mm in size, in white background, and without a pattern.
  • Files must be less than 3 MB and png/ jpg/ jpeg/ gif formats are allowed for upload.
  • In the photo, you should have a neutral expression with closed mouth and be facing the camera.
  • Eyes should be opened and clearly seen. Your hair should not cover your eyes and you should directly look at the camera.
  • You should center the head with the frame.
  • Accessories (like hat) are not allowed except glasses used not as accessorize.

5- Receipt of the course fee per credit and application fee.

6- Copy of passport

7-Students who will take the course(s) in the status of Special Student and want to count these courses in their own universities, should submit Faculty Administrative Board decision for undergraduate programs and Graduate Administrative Board decision for graduate programs taken from their own universities.

Approval of course instructor and Head of the Department should be on the application form. The approved application form should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office ground floor with the other required documents. After those procedures are completed, special students will be registered. Upon the submission of the above-listed documents, students should visit the page in order to get a user code and password, which they will need to access the course materials and to check their grades. Special students do not register courses interactively.


Turkish citizens: 100 TL
International Students : 55 $


Turkish Citizens:250 TL
International Students : 250 $

For students from non-thesis evening master programs who want to take some courses as a special student, there is no tuition exemption or reduction. The fees of the courses of Evening Non- Thesis Master's Programs are paid on a credit basis.

Special Student applications are made for one semester. For the next semesters, the application must be renewed. If the applicant wants to be a special student for the following semesters, the application is required however the application fee is waived. Non-credit courses (Except Non-thesis evening programs Graduate Seminar and Term Project) are paid as two credit courses. If the applicant would like to withdraw or cancel the registration due to the reasons such as insufficient number of student to open a course etc., the student may request to refund their payment on the condition that they have applied till the dates announced in Academic Calendar. To make the repayment, Payment Refund Application form ( should be filled out in the electronic form and a copy of the payment receipt should be attached to that form. For this reason, it is highly recommended to keep a copy of the receipt by the student.

If the applicant would like to withdraw or cancel the registration, % 100 of the course fee is paid for the first two weeks; % 50 of the course fee is paid by the end of 4 weeks. If the course is not opened due to various reasons (due to not having enough number of student applicants to the course), application and course fee may be refunded within the first 4 weeks of the semester. For refund, please download "Payment Refund Form" in Forms section and submit it with the bank receipt to the Registrar's Office, therefore, it is recommended that bank receipt should keep.


Instructors, administrative staff and technical personnel in METU (except part-time instructors) pay the course fee per credit with 50% reduction.

Research assistants in public universities pay the course fee per credit with 50% reduction.

People in the abovementioned situation should present a copy of academic identity card and show the original one or they should present a document taken from the Directorate of Personnel Department about their designation procedures.


For students from non-thesis evening master programs who want to take some courses as a special student, there is no tuition exemption or reduction. The fees of the courses of Evening Non- Thesis Master's Programs are paid on a credit basis. The credit amounts can be found in the "Payments" section. Before making the payment, applicants need to see Tuition Fee Office (Dean's Office of the Faculty of Arts and Science/ 2nd Floor) and get a letter for payment. The same application and registration procedure is followed except one copy of bank receipt should be given to the Department Secretary.


Please see the tuition fee amount webpage:


For offered courses, please visit


Students who are registered in another higher education institution and will take a course in Summer School pay double amount of fee paid by ODTU students (on Faculty basis). Other TC/internationals students pay the special student course fee. For further information, please see the table under the title of "Summer School Tuition Fee Payments". Fee for per credit of those who will get the course from the Departments of Modern Languages, Turkish and Music and Fine Arts is determined by Administrative Board.